Tuesday, December 13, 2011

[UPDATED] google chrome for a cause

This one is so easy, you literally do good just by turning it on.

If you use Google Chrome to surf the interwebs, install the Chrome for a Cause extension and your web browsing will drive donations made to charities around the world. Each tab you open between December 15 -19 will raise money for charity. At the end of each day, contribute your tabs by choosing one of five charities to support:

The Nature Conservancy is a conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

Doctors Without Borders is an independent, international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid in nearly 70 countries to those most in need.

Un Techo para mi PaĆ­s is working in 19 countries across the Americas to improve the quality of life of impoverished families through the construction of transitional housing.

Room to Read is a non-profit organization seeking to transform the lives of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.

You can, of course, donate to any of the charities above directly, too. Easy easy easy. Happy clicking!

UPDATE (12/15/11):

Soooo...Google Chrome for a Cause states clearly on all their web pages that the program was running from December 15 - 19. What they did not clearly state, however, was a year. It appears that they might not be running the program again this year.

I have emailed the extension developers to get some answers. If I learn that they are not running the program again this year, I will first offer my sincere apologies for my oversight. Then, I will try to use all my charms and the support you all have shown to convince Google to run the program again this year.

My apologies in advance for anyone who was looking forward to making a difference this year by using Google Chrome for a Cause and I thank you for doing good. More to come...

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Allison's readers. Let's not be shy about emailing Google and telling them we want Chrome for a Cause back. Opening tabs in a browser has to be just about the easiest way in the world to do something good for people (at least till they come up with a way to blink or breathe for the cause...), so let's see if we can get them to resurrect it! (Maybe in time for Easter?)


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